Non-surgical Thread Lift

While fillers may create too much volume aesthetic-wise, threads will help to lift and smooth for a more natural looking result.

The lifting effect of face thread lift treatments in Singapore is notably visible yet discreet due to the compression and elevation of skin once the suture is applied. It can be used to treat different parts of the face such as nose, lower jaw, cheeks and cheekbones, facial contour, eyebrows, and neck. This technique was developed as a safer, minimally invasive and cost-effective way to combat ageing and sagging skin.

What Is Non-Surgical Thread Lift?

Thread lift is a type of procedure available in Singapore wherein temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin. Instead of removing the patient’s loose facial skin surgically, the procedure simply suspends it by stitching up portions of it. This has the effect of pulling the skin back slightly and therefore lifting and smoothing the face.

These threads are bio-stimulatory and have barbed hooks to lift effectively. They are usually made of PDO or PCL material, and these materials are used for stitching wounds in surgeries. PDO and PLLA material dissolves and are reabsorbed naturally in the body over time – approximately 12 months for PDO and up to 2 years for PLLA – leaving no residual material behind.

In addition to being ideal for lifting the skin, threads combat ageing in another way: by provoking the body’s “healing response” and causing the body to direct large surges of collagen to treated areas. This is important because of the vital role collagen plays in the ageing process. Collagen growth is beneficial for our skin and helps with skin lifting and prolonging rejuvenating effects even after the threads have dissolved.

Shiro Aesthetic Clinic offers face thread lift services in Singapore.

How Thread Lift Works

It takes about one hour to complete a thread lift and it is done under local anaesthesia in a comfortable environment.

The thread lift procedure uses dissolvable threads as a double action effect to reposition the tissue and gradual regeneration of collagen, which helps to restore shapeliness to the face and neck, for a more youthful look. They are placed in the subcutaneous fat layer beneath the skin where lifting is required, with slight pressure over the treated areas to compress the skin and achieve desired skin tightening. As the inserted threads have excellent biocompatibility and are fully dissolvable by the body, there is no need to remove them.

Shiro is adept with notable brands such as Silhouette Soft, N-finders, Happy Lift and Ultra V and upon consultation, we will recommend which to use depending on the lifting areas for the desired natural-looking effect.

Which Parts of the Face Can a Thread Lift Address?

Non Surgical Threadlift Treatment Areas Shiro Aesthetic Clinic

Benefits of Non-Surgical Thread Lift

  • Improvements in skin elasticity and texture
  • Smoothens wrinkles
  • Brightens skin tone
  • Rejuvenate and lifts the skin
  • Redefine facial contours
  • Masks the appearance of unsightly forehead veins

Curate For A Profound Change

Because thread lifts are so low-risk and boast such a short recovery time, it’s possible to combine them with other non-surgical procedures in order to create more comprehensive, noticeable results. Once your skin has healed around the threads inserted, we recommend pairing your thread lift with a treatment like HIFU Toning or HIFU Trinity.

While thread lifts can tighten the skin effectively, they aren’t designed to address blemishes on the skin’s surface. As such, banishing the superficial signs of ageing—like age spots, areas of uneven pigmentation and fine lines—will require skin resurfacing with Rejuran Healer. During skin resurfacing, the top layer of the dermis is removed, stripping away the aforementioned blemishes. A new, more youthful-looking layer of skin then grows in its place.

By combining a number of different non-surgical anti-ageing treatments, patients can achieve a profoundly positive change in their appearance – without enduring the extended recovery time associated with surgery.

Minimal Pain, Minimal Downtime

Pain is minimal, as it does not involve any cutting of the skin. Therefore, the thread lift procedure is highly less invasive than traditional face lift surgeries with lower cost, and has minimal to no downtime. Patients can expect to face slight soreness and swelling but are normally able to resume their normal activities almost immediately.

Results to Expect from a Thread Lift in Singapore

The duration of results varies with individuals.
In general, most patients experience a taut and supple skin texture for a youthful-looking appearance for 1 to 2 years. If necessary, a simple re-tightening procedure can help to extend and maintain your new appearance even longer.

Are There Any Side Effects of Face Thread Lifts?

Although face thread lift is a low-risk procedure, you might experience some side effects that are minor and can be easily resolved. Some of these include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Slight Pain due to thread injection
  • Infection
  • Accumulation of blood
  • Inflammation

How to Sleep After a Thread Lift?

After the thread lift procedure, avoid sleeping on your side, or stomach for at least a week, so as to not put any pressure on your face. To minimise swelling, you should sleep on your back with a pillow under your head.

Do’s and Don’ts After Thread Lift

Thread lift is a low-risk treatment with a short recovery time. There are several ways and practices to follow to improve your healing response and avoid the risk of experiencing any side effects.

Do’s After a Thread Lift

  • To minimise the pain and discomfort associated with thread lift, you should take your medication as directed by your aesthetic doctor.
  • Only do gentle cleansing of your face after a thread lift.
  • For at least a week, you should sleep on your back.
  • Keep your skin hydrated by regulating your water intake and using high-quality moisturisers.
  • Consume a healthy diet to improve the body’s healing mechanism.

Don’ts After a Thread Lift

  • Do not touch your face or put pressure on the treated area at least 24 hours after the thread lift procedure. 
  • Do not apply makeup for up to 48 hours after a thread lift treatment.
  • Avoid excessive exposure to the sun to prevent your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Do not consume solid foods for at least a week to avoid putting strain on the threads.
  • Avoid any rigorous activity that could put pressure on your threads.

Success Through Correct Patient Selection

It is recommended to come for a consultation with the doctor for a proper assessment to receive an appropriate curation of treatment for satisfying results. Book a consultation session now.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Face Thread Lifts in Singapore

The thread may break because of applying excessive pressure on the treated area, facial movements, rubbing or exfoliating newly injected skin or applying water immediately after the thread lift treatment. You should always follow the instructions provided by your aesthetic doctor to prevent threads from breaking.

After 12 hours of the thread lift treatment, you can treat the affected area with ice to reduce swelling. Using ice on newly injected skin can cause more injury.